Assault weapons ban does not violate the Second Amendment. There is no prior claim that laws preventing citizens from buying weapons that fire 30 or more bullets without reloading violates the Second Amendment. Even the most conservative judges hold that the Second Amendment was meant to protect state militias and not individual gun owners. Banning any possession of handguns by citizens , even in the home, is the only law so far the Supreme Court has held that violates the Second Amendment.
The Right will tell you that “hunting rifles” those assault weapons, are for their personal protection. That it is about defending themselves against the government. They consider the government more and more a threat each and everyday. Would the Supreme Court uphold that the Second Amendments protects citizens owning plutonium, to defend themselves against nuclear attack? Weapons are weapons. Defending ourselves from tyranny is the justification. Protecting ourselves, the great American value, but so was slavery. Their argument is ludicrous.
American public has been conditioned to belief that their communities and country are more dangerous than they really are by their local news, television and other media. Hate, violence and intolerance do well on television. We are all watching television and being pumped full of fear. Mostly against blacks and Latinos. It is always the lead part of the story, ” a black man with a gun” or “a black or Latino man with a gun”. Never, a white man with a gun. Conditioned to fear blacks and Latinos. The Black and Latino communities have become entertainment for the rest of society. Their response is guns and more guns. Guns that can fire more bullets than can be imagined. I must protect myself. If more guns make you safer, then American would be the safest place in the world.
The simple truth is that no one wants to ban all guns. But is it really so unreasonable to ask that it be made more difficult for individuals to buy assault weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition? They even call themselves Christians. The Sixth Commandment says “Thou shalt not kill” period. It does not say thou shalt not kill unless I am “protecting” myself. Just thou shalt not kill. They call it personal protection. The argument is stupid. They want you to believe that Stalin lives in American if gun control was enacted. Their fear is purposeful. It gives them the right to kill at will. They call it “ patriotism“. They need to do better.
We all need to do better. We must come together and find a way to actually protect our country, our citizens and ourselves without resorting to Constitutional murder.
I don’t pretend to know the answer. I only know that to stop good citizens and mad men from killing innocents we must do something. American can no longer continue on the path that if you don’t agree with me I will shot you dead with a hundred bullets.